Companies searching for data centers in the Chicago market include those in the financial, technology, telecom, insurance, and healthcare industries. Like any big American city, downtown Chicago has limited space priced at a premium. In general, users locate their data centers in downtown Chicago in spite of high costs because they require low-latency connectivity. Data center providers understand this need and build accordingly, tapping the fiber-ring infrastructure serving Chicago’s Board of Trade, Mercantile Exchange, and all of the major financial enterprises with offices downtown.

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